Compliance and Accreditation

Newberry College is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, gender, veteran status, genetic characteristic, or disability in employment or the provision of services.  

Newberry College is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended; the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990.

Newberry College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Baccalaureate and Masters degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Newberry College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097, by calling(404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Newberry College holds current accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036-1120, (202) 887-6791; the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM); and the Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP) (formerly NCATE), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel. Other CAEP-related accrediting bodies by which Newberry College is accredited include, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) and the National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE). 

Accreditation compliance reports and letters of notification of accreditation status are on file in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

Newberry College is a member of the Council of Independent Colleges; the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education; the Lutheran Educational Conference of North America; the South Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities; the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities; and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Division II).  For information about accreditation, please see: